Woman killed by gunfire celebrating new prime minister

Published: June 6, 2013
File photo of PML-N supporters at a political rally. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

File photo of PML-N supporters at a political rally. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

KARACHI: A woman died on Thursday after being hit by stray bullets fired by supporters celebrating the appointment of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, police said.

Around 100 activists from the Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) took to the streets of Thul, a remote town in Sindh, firing weapons in the air to celebrate Sharif taking office for an unprecedented third term.

Some of the bullets hit and killed 45-year-old Musammat Bibal, while her 19-year-old niece Jamila Bibi was rushed to hospital in critical condition, police said.

“They were firing in jubilation and the bullets hit one woman in the head and she died at the spot,” Bahar Uddin, the police officer in Thul, told AFP by phone.

Sharif was sworn in as prime minister on Wednesday, some 13 years after he was deposed in a coup and exiled, following the PML-N’s comfortable victory in the May 11 general election.

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  • Zubair
    Jun 6, 2013 - 2:39PM

    What an ill mannered nation is this. always for wrong reasons in the news :(


  • Zara
    Jun 6, 2013 - 3:52PM

    “Roshan Pakistan”


  • Aftab
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:06PM

    Nawaz – the son of Pakistan!


  • ahmed
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:08PM

    we are non-caring ill mannered nation. we don’t care for others even its a ultra liberal or the most pious mullah, we damn care


  • PakArmySoldier
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:24PM

    Yep. Epitomizes PML-N quite nicely.


  • abc
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:41PM

    Kite flying during Basant led to few accidental deaths and the festival itself got banned. Will anyone Ban such senseless celebrations?


  • A J Khan
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:45PM

    Case of murder should be registered against the office bearers and supporters of PML N of the area. I am sure they were PPP supporters, Chief Justice would have ensured registeration of case.


  • vivek
    Jun 6, 2013 - 4:51PM

    Life is getting very cheap in Pakistan day by day…where is pak heading nowadays??


  • sehr.siddiqui
    Jun 6, 2013 - 5:10PM

    De-weaponize the country. License in future be issued for lower bore only. Licenses for Kalashnikov and prohibited bores should be cancelled and weapons be seized. In future licenses for small bores be issued to those who are gradates and have paid taxes in last three years.


  • I am a Khan
    Jun 6, 2013 - 5:17PM

    Pakistanis are modern day Barbarians. What a Shame. and they blame only MQM for haivng an armed wing? what was this? (un) Armed wing of PML (N)?? every party in Pakistan has an armed wing. what a shame.


  • Asad
    Jun 6, 2013 - 5:41PM

    Where is CJ of pakistan?no suo motto against pml n supporters.


  • Syed
    Jun 6, 2013 - 7:53PM

    Jaahil and ganwaar log. Don’t we have too many of them in Pakistan?


  • Bluh
    Jun 6, 2013 - 8:02PM

    Heard of gun control? Anyone?


  • realist
    Jun 10, 2013 - 1:50PM

    messed up DNA. Will get worse.


  • shah
    Jun 10, 2013 - 5:28PM

    It is a fashion for liberals to crtize Pakistan all the time. Just la off this is an accident and it cant happen anywhere.


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